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St. Jude Medical, SJM, CardioMems

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Vena Cava Filters, Embolic protection, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Therapies

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States is set to...

Medtronic, In.Pact, Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, drug-eluting balloon, DEB

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic’s In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) for the...

bioresorbable stents

Ongoing clinical trials of bioresorbable stents continue to show positive data for the devices, which are widely expected to overtake metallic stents in the coming years if the data trend...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

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Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve, neovasc

Now that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly becoming an established treatment option, cardiology has shifted focus toward the next major frontier in interventional structural...

Stryker, Trevo Retriever, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

Volcano, Philips, acquisition, FFR, IVUS

The purchase will enable Philips to further expand its advanced imaging capabilities of its angiography suite. Volcano is a leader in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...